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The Ups and Downs of Tansy Beetle Numbers at Rawcliffe Meadows (Revised August 2019)

The Pond at Rawcliffe Meadows was excavated in May 1991, and the mounds and funnel that surround it were created from the spoil. Although Tansy Beetles had been seen along the Ings Dyke, that runs between Rawcliffe Meadows and Clifton … Continue reading

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The Ups and Downs of Tansy Beetle Numbers at Rawcliffe Meadows

The Pond at Rawcliffe Meadows was excavated in May 1991, and the mounds and funnel that surround it were created from the spoil. Although Tansy Beetles had been seen along the Ings Dyke, that runs between Rawcliffe Meadows and Clifton … Continue reading

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Tansy beetle time

Around April each year, depending upon the weather, the endangered Tansy Beetle which is a large, iridescent green leaf beetle, with a metallic sheen, appears above ground. Adult Tansy Beetles become active for the first time in the year from … Continue reading

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Be a hero in 2014 – grow more tansy plants!

Help York’s most endangered citizen – the Tansy Leaf Beetle* – by growing it some plants to live on! A couple of people helped in 2013 and we’ve planted what they grew already. You can help the Friends of Rawcliffe Meadows … Continue reading

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